Buyer

Location:
Fareham
Job Type:
Contract
Industry:
Engineering
Job reference:
BBBH138204_1621349249
Posted:
26 days ago

Buyer

Fareham

£17 per hour PAYE

Position Summary
This position is responsible for procuring a range of commodities from an approved supply chain. Within this role, the buyer is required to create the weekly supplier schedule reports, securing acknowledgements from the sub-suppliers, maintaining MRP records accordingly and expediting all parts to ensure we deliver to the system dates, monitoring / reporting allocated performance KPI's. Obtaining quotations, raising purchase orders, maintaining the costing databases and supporting the overall purchasing function with ongoing projects. It is expected that the buyer will have knowledge & experience of working with, managing and developing suppliers to support the current & future business needs. As a buyer it is also expected that they will be experienced in reducing / eliminating risk and ensuring continuity of parts supply from sub-suppliers identifying cost reduction opportunities that support the direct and indirect cost reduction targets. It is ideal that they would have experience of framework agreements (LTA) and the key elements that will be expected from suppliers when these are executed. The ability to understand and interpret engineering drawings is advantageous.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities


Job Duty

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Tactical Purchasing
  • Creating the weekly supplier schedule reports
  • Securing acknowledgements from the sub-suppliers
  • Maintaining MRP records
  • Expediting all parts to ensure we hit the system dates
  • Obtaining quotations, raising purchase orders, maintaining the costing databases and supporting the overall purchasing function with ongoing projects.
  • Working with suppliers to support the current & future business needs.
  • Reducing / eliminating risk and ensuring continuity of parts supply from sub-suppliers
  • Identifying cost reduction opportunities that support the direct and indirect cost reduction targets.
  • Liaise with stores/production to arrange sub contract operations as required.
  • Investigating and resolving invoice queries

Team, Continuous Improvement & Networking
  • As required supporting the Supply Chain Lead with local / Group reporting of metrics on supplier performance using the Vendigital reporting business tool
  • Monitoring / reporting allocated performance KPI's
  • Attend daily DLA's
  • Attend Team Meetings and others as required

90%

10%


100%



Supervisory Scope


Direct Reports - This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Financial Responsibility: Delivering in line with functional budget and specified business targets (eg PCV)

Indirect Reports - Does not have direct reports, but may delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities List
* Strong purchasing background

  • Knowledge and experience within supply chain, a successful track record of negotiating with a variety of suppliers, using different approaches & methodologies
  • Good Risk management mindset, proactive in identifying and dealing with potential business risks
  • Experienced in procuring parts from commodity suppliers & also specialist manufacturers making customs parts or those suppliers providing specialist services
  • Proactively seeking out new opportunities for the business to reduce cost & lead-time


* Organized & professional individual, experienced in communicating clearly and accurately with all stakeholders
* Experienced in procurement best practices and experienced in executing the business purchasing strategy
* Good interpersonal and communication skills with ability to drive tasks to completion
* Experience of operating within a matrix organization /ability to manage expectations of multiple stakeholders
* Proficient in using Microsoft Office suite
* Proficient in using an ERP System, experienced in the use of SAP or similar system



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